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Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:18

We have had some monsters too this year!  I let them seed where they are then see what germinates and move them in the spring when I am doing my daffodil deadheading. I find they transfer better then as the ground is warming and the frosts are not as hard. Never had much luck with growing them from seed they either shrivel  or go mouldy


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:10

I remove brown leaves and spray every 2 weeks with rose fungal/ black spot spray . They are never pretty at the base so always planted at the back of the border. I dont think this can help the problem as air circulation is worse at the back of the border but it's the best I have come up with. The rust has not spread to my roses so I think it must be a different fungus

miniture roses

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:25

We used loads of mini roses for table centres at our wedding last July.  Afterwards we planted a lot in the garden they have all come up this year much stronger than last year. They take a while to acclimatise but yours should be ok outside. 

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:01

They work a bit but you will still need some circulation. Try not to put the bucket in full sun, the algae will thrive on lots of light. 

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:57

The second generation one is also crap. My first one exploded after a few gos,. Took it back and paid more to upgrade to the second generation which also has exploded. 

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:50

You need something   to aerate the water . A small fountain  or you can buy a air pump and air stone quite cheaply. Just water in a bucket with no movement will just go stagnant


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:47

Thanks Land girl 


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:38

Any idea what soil jasmine likes, acid, ericaceous,  neutral alkaline etc?

Dealing with garden drainage--clay soil.

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:01

I'm in Wales too! It's raining here. My other have is building a pond and now the garden looks like a swamp! I got my recycled top soil from a quarry by Gelligaer if thats any where near you its good stuff!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:12

Thanks they will go out from the bedroom windows sill to the greenhouse tomorrow.. makes space for another tray of seeds!

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